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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Gelli prints, Gelli prints, everywhere I look!

What the hell am I going to do with all these prints??? I've got it!!! I'll make some notecards with matching envelopes! But wait -- you don't know how to make envelopes or cards -- minor problem! Alas, YouTube to the rescue. I watch A LOT of YouTube videos and always learn from them. During my search for making envelopes, I tripped across the newly released Envelope Punch Board from We R Memory Keepers -- envelope problem solved! And honestly, notecards aren't rocket science so even a nitwit such as myself was able to figure something out for those. So here's what I came up with...

 I pulled a few new prints since I wanted to do this project for my Artistcellar blog post this week. I made some prints using some Stewart Gill paints. 


This is a pull of one of the Artistcellar Map Series stencils.

 Using the Envelope Punch Board. 


Using the back of the punch to round all the corners. Handy! 

 Here are some of the finished cards.

 This is a set of notecards and envelopes I made using the Artistcellar Map Series stencils.


 I selected a few cards and bundled them with baker's twine. What a cute little girlfriend gift! 

The haul for the day! 

I made a video to give you a peek into my gelli plate addiction and to see the Envelope Punch Board in action. Check it out here!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my ideas and that you'll try it out yourself. 

Also, please check out my post as a design team member on the Artistcellar blog.

Hope you'll join my blog to keep up with future posts! 

Have a great week! 

Patti 

28 comments:

  1. Love your note card sets Patti! Great idea. OOXX

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    1. Thanks Deb. I'll send you some next time there's a package to send. Let me know if you decided on any of the papers you can't get down under! Love you!

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    1. Oh Terri it really is! Be forewarned though, it really is addictive!

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  3. Wow, these are great! I love that map stencil series... so awesome!! Do you have videos or instructions for your print process? I've never done prints before, but it looks so fun!

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    1. Thanks Anjuli, I have a few videos showing how I use my Gelli Plate. Check out my channel on YouTube -- Patti Parrish. Here's the first one I did:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vb3VhN153YE

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  4. Hey Patti, great idea! Love them. Since you have so many have you thought about sending some to the troops overseas? I am sure they would be appreciated and used!! Sue

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    1. Great idea Sue. I'll have to look into that.

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  5. Oh Excellent! Something new and different to try!

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  6. I just watched your video. Patti you are a laugh riot and you really made my day! Thanks for the great video!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed it Roberta! Stay tuned...more to come! Hope you joined my blog and will subscribe to my YouTube channel so you get notified evert time I post a new video.

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  7. I did subscribe to it! Thanks again. Also, can you tell me what brand paper cutter that is in the video and where I might find one. I did find the envelope cutter but there are multiple paper cutters out there and I am not sure which one you are using. It looks like it works really well. I am getting sick of the exacto knife!

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    1. Thanks Roberta. The paper cutter is by Fiskars. They are readily available at a lot of craft stores in the US - Michael's, ACMoore, Hobby Lobby, JoAnn's, and many places online.

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  8. What a great idea - to make gift cards with your prints. Do you sell them anywhere? You should sell them on Etsy - folks would LOVE them.... Thanks for all your inspiration. Dawn

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    1. Thanks so much Dawn. I had an Etsy site for my jewelry. Maybe I should look I into one for my art now.

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  9. Found your blog too, love all your work Patty, can't wait to see more.

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  10. These are all so beautiful! I have to admit I cracked up when you showed your pile of prints. I'm in the same boat - and about to sink under all this gorgeous paper!

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    1. Thanks Vickie! I'm happy to know there are others out there that feel my pain! ha! I can't stop making more prints long enough to do something with the ones I have!

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  11. Great idea, Patti! I took your lead and made a couple of ATC size envelopes from a template I found online.

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    1. That's awesome Cathy! Bet they are really cute.

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  12. I've been playing with my Gelli too, and I have an envelope punch board on order (but won't receive it till April, boo hoo!)

    Can you please tell me, what kind of paper did you find works well for making the envelopes? I've been using bristol vellum but I think that is too stiff to fold.

    Love the vids I've seen so far; I have others marked "to watch" on Youtube!

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    1. Thanks so much Sandra. The paper I used was 110 lb. white card stock I bought at Staples by the ream. I've never used vellum.

      Where did you order your envelope punch board? I got mine at www.scrapbooks.com and they are in stock at that time. You may want to check there if you're itching for it now! I know that feeling!

      More videos to come, so please stay tuned!

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  13. Thank you, Patti! I will check out that paper.

    I ordered mine from Marco's Paper. It was $17.99 and free shipping. I don't know if this is true or not but I heard the first 'run' had two errors--something didn't line up properly, but it's been corrected. Have you had any issues w/yours?

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    1. That's correct Sandra. I mention that discrepancy in one of my videos. I didn't cause me a problem because I wasn't using that particular size. I think it was a misprint in the numbers on the small chart on the front of the punch. I hear they have a print out you can download and take to the face of it to correct those numbers. I'm hoping at some point they come out with a larger one for bigger papers. You'll love it when you get it!

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  14. OK, for some reason, my comment did not show up.
    So here goes, again.
    What size plate are you using? Is it the 12" x 12"? I have the middle sized one, and I'm always getting a white border on my prints on that cardstock you recommended. So, when you make envies, do you cut off the border? Or do you color it with a different medium?
    Also, I wonder if we're related: I have a cousin Leo Parrish in Michigan (near Detroit). His mom was named Mary Parrish Cappuccio. Her hubby died in the early 1950s in Scranton, Pa. I think his name was Steve.

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    1. Hi Sandra,

      The plate you see me using WAS a 12 x 14, but I cut it up and made one into 8.5 x 11 so the papers I use the most fit perfectly with no white border. Now that I also use tissue and deli paper, I think I'll miss that larger size! Oh well! May have to buy another big one!

      I don't think we are related. Parrish is my married name and my husband and his sister are all that are left in their family. I'm sure there are some distant members, but I believe they were from Ohio if I remember correctly.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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